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Almonds Nutrition Facts - Almonds Health Benefits – and Roasted Almonds

Updated on January 28, 2012

California Almonds

Almonds nuts must have originated from China and Middle East several centuries ago. Today most almonds nuts are grown in California where ideal conditions are found in the San Joaquin and Sacramento valley. In California, about half a million acres are under cultivation thus making almonds California's largest tree crop. Worldwide, California produces 64%, Spain 19.5%, Italy 4%, Greece 4% and Morocco 2%. Almonds have a universal popularity which makes almonds the most dominant nut in world trade and the most important nut for the food industry.

Whole Natural Almonds

An almond is generally called natural when the brown skin is intact and blanched when the skin has been completely removed. Whole natural almonds have their shells removed and the skin is intact.

Almonds Nuts

Almonds Nuts
Almonds Nuts

Almonds in Diet Supplements

Almonds are commonly used in confections like candy and chocolate bars, baked goods like pastries and cakes, roasted snacks, coated snacks, breakfast cereals, ice creams, sweets, savory snacks, sauces, spreads, side dishes, prepared frozen vegetables, diet supplements and vegetarian foods.

Almond sizes

Almond sizes are determined by the number of kernels per ounce (28g). As an example, you can have the size of 23 to 25 almonds per ounce.

Almonds in Candy and Chocolate Bars

Almonds are commonly used in confections like candy and chocolate bars, baked goods like pastries and cakes, roasted snacks, coated snacks, breakfast cereals, ice creams, sweets, savory snacks, sauces, spreads, side dishes, prepared frozen vegetables, diet supplements and vegetarian foods.

Roasted Almonds

Almonds may be dry or oil roasted - a process that modifies almonds texture, mouth feel, aroma and flavor. The shelf life of almond nuts is up to three years under proper handling.

Almonds Nutrition Facts

Like other nuts, almonds have a high nutritional value. Almonds are rich in lipids, proteins, dietary fibers, minerals and vitamins. The lipid in almond nuts is remarkable because of the mono-unsaturated fatty acid content at 35%. Including almonds in the diet will benefit you by lowering cholesterol levels due to their mono-unsaturated fatty acids. Almond nuts can be used as a replacement for other fat sources that are low in nutrients.

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